Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

Cyberbullying is using technology to deliberately and repeatedly bully someone. By reporting it, talking about it and supporting each other we can stop it.

Cyberbullying includes

  • Abusive texts and emails
  • Hurtful messages, images or videos
  • Imitating others online to set them up
  • Excluding others online
  • Nasty online gossip and chat

How can you deal with cyberbullying?

  • Talk to a trustworthy adult straight away—like a parent, sibling, uncle/aunty, teacher or friend
  • Don’t retaliate or respond—they might use it against you
  • Block the bully and change your privacy settings
  • Report the abuse to the service and encourage others to do it as well
  • Collect the evidence—keep mobile phone messages and print emails or social networking conversations

What can you do if your friend is being bullied online?

If you know a friend or someone at school is being cyberbullied:

  • Never join in—don’t comment on posts, images or videos that will hurt others
  • Never forward or share posts, images or videos that will hurt others
  • Leave negative groups and conversations
  • Report bullying to someone who can help – you could also report anonymously to a parent or teacher
  • If you are confident, ask others to stop bullying – Support your friend, let them know you are there for them—”I heard about those hurtful posts. I’m here for you”